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December 19, 2016 in ACT Expo 2015, CNG, Companies, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Broader Cummins Westport ISB6.7 G Availability Touted
As Volvo Gets Set to Make HPDI Power Available in 2017

The Cummins Westport joint venture and partner Westport Fuel Systems are making significant progress with both natural gas engines. Cummins Westport this month announced full availability of its 6.7-liter dedicated natural gas ISB6.7 G midrange engine, while reports point to commercialization of parent Westport’s HPDI/high pressure direct injection technology for heavy natural gas-diesel dual fuel vehicles by Volvo.

Impco Adds More Components for H2

November 17, 2016 in fuel cells, Hydrogen, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Controls & Safety Devices ‘From the Cylinder to the Fuel Cell’

Impco has bolstered its line of GFI-branded the line of 350 bar/5000 psi solenoid valves, safety devices, isolation valves and regulators for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

Westport Taps A-1 for CNG Bus Work

October 3, 2016 in CNG, Companies, NGVs, paratransit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Taking Advantage of Locations in California and Elkhart

Westport Fuel Systems has named A-1 Alternative Fuel Systems as its national distributor and installation partner for compressed natural gas fuel systems for shuttle and paratransit buses – one of the stronger markets for CNG. updated October 6

Impco Offers GFI Hydrogen Tank Unit

September 16, 2016 in fuel cells, Hydrogen, New Products by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Integrated Tank Valve Regulator Available Globally

Westport’s Impco Technologies unit is offering a new Hydrogen Integrated Tank Valve Regulator under its GFI brand. The 350 bar/5,000 psi H-ITVR is available for global markets.

Westport HPDI 2.0: Int’l Launch in 2017

August 30, 2016 in Companies, LNG, New Products, NGVs, trucking by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Europe or Perhaps China to Be First, and It Won’t be the Cummins ISX:
Goal Is a Product Preserving Diesel Performance with Minimal Changes

Westport Fuel Systems expects to commercialize its “HPDI 2.0” high pressure direct injection technology as a fuel system package for OEMs in Europe and/or China in summer 2017.

Impco Offers New NGV Components

August 30, 2016 in CNG, LNG, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

A High-Flow Fuel Injector and Solenoid Tank Valves

The Impco Technologies unit of Westport Fuel Systems is offering a new GS2 high flow CNG fuel injector for world natural gas vehicles markets. Also new, from Impco’s GFI unit, are new solenoid valves for compressed natural gas fuel cylinders.

CEOs to Speak at NGVAmerica Denver

August 23, 2016 in Biomethane, CNG, Companies, Conference/Meeting, LNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Convergence in the NGV Industry’ Following Key Mergers

NGVAmerica has slated Agility Fuel Systems CEO Kathleen Ligocki and Westport Fuel Systems CEO Nancy Gougarty to head a panel discussion on “Convergence in the NGV Industry” at the organization’s September meeting in Colorado.

Impco Promotes New GFI-Brand PRDs

August 5, 2016 in CNG, New Products, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Three New Products Available Globally for CNG Vehicles

Impco Technologies, now a unit of Westport Fuel Systems, is promoting three new GFI pressure relief devices for compressed natural gas vehicles.

Westport Sells Its Michigan Tech Center

August 2, 2016 in Companies, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Mahle Buys Plymouth Facility for $12 Million,
Impco Assets in Indiana Are Shifted to Dallas

Germany- and UK-headquartered Mahle Powertrain has acquired Westport Fuel Systems’ Michigan Tech Center for $12 million$11.5 million “received in cash with the remaining to be received as in-kind strategic value including access to test cells, facility space and other supporting equipment.”

Westport Fuel Names Gougarty CEO

July 22, 2016 in Companies, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Company Veteran Takes the Helm of Post-Merger Company

Westport Fuel Systems said today that its board has chosen Nancy Gougarty as chief executive officer. She has served as president and COO of Westport since July 2013.

Westport recently closed on the merger with Impco parent Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. that was announced this past autumn (F&F, June 2).

Nancy Gougarty

Nancy S. Gougarty

David Demers, Westport’s current CEO, “is retiring from the company but will be available to the leadership team in an advisory role through a transition period,” states today’s announcement.

“Nancy has proven her ability to work through complex development projects with major global original equipment manufacturers,” said Westport board chair Warren Baker – “with a clear sense of what drives profits.”

‘Clearly the Right Person’

“Her most recent collaborative efforts leading the integration teams following the merger with Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. highlighted her skill in managing diverse groups across Europe, Asia & North America while stewarding key relationships with suppliers and joint venture partners.

“She is clearly the right person to lead our newly combined global company going forward,” Baker said.

Earnings to Be Released August 9

Prior to joining Westport, Gougarty served as TRW Automotive Corp Asia-Pacific operations VP, overseeing the operations of more than 30 plants in the region from a base in Shanghai. She was previously managing director of GM’s joint venture in Shanghai.

Westport also said today that it expects to report on its second-quarter financial results on Tuesday, August 9.

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Volvo Bifuel with Westport Technology

June 24, 2016 in CNG, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

V90 Uses Same Gaseous Fuel Gear as V60 Sports Wagon

Westport Fuel Systems is spreading the word that the CNG-gasoline bi-fuel version of Volvo’s new V90 station wagon is based on the same gaseous fuel engine technology it supplied for the V60 sports wagon. updated June 28

Westport and FSSI Merger Is Complete

June 2, 2016 in Alternative Fuels, CNG, Companies, LNG, NGVs, Propane by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

‘Innovative, Global Leader in Alternative Fuel, Engine and
Vehicle Sector:’
Westport Fuel Systems, Inc. Is the New Name for the Combined Company

Westport Fuel Systems is the new name of the combined Westport Innovations and Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. as completion of their merger was disclosed yesterday. The marriage, states a release, results in an “innovative, global leader in alternative fuel, engine and
vehicle sector.”

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